I know that everyone's dementia journey is different, but does anybody know the average amount of time a person will live once they require a memory care facility? My mom has vascular dementia and lives next to me in my condo building. My plan is to care for her there as long as I am able. I also know that when things get bad and she requires 24/7 care I will not be able to do it. I will have to place her in care. Is that stage considered end stage? I do not mean to sound callous, but the thought of my mother in that condition is heartbreaking to me and I do not want for her to be in misery and have it drag on and on.